Show Notes for September 7, 2018

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Immediate Effects of Thoracic Spinal Manipulation on Pulmonary Function in Stroke Patients
  • And Finally, a Story about Spinal Misalignments and Heart Palpitations

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #645 recorded September 7, 2018

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Immediate Effects of Thoracic Spinal Manipulation on Pulmonary Function in Stroke Patients

The purpose of a recent study, published in the journal JMPT, was to investigate the immediate effects of thoracic spinal manipulation (TSM) on pulmonary function in stroke patients.

Pulmonary function test was repeated immediately after the intervention. Forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume at 1 second, maximum voluntary ventilation, and residual volume were measured by a spirometer in pre-intervention and post-intervention.

The study concluded that the pulmonary function values for patients in the TSM group were significantly enhanced with no significant improvement in maximum voluntary ventilation and residual volume.

Mechanical factors may be responsible for the improved pulmonary function in the TSM group.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30121128

 

 

Spinal Misalignments and Heart Palpitations

In a recent article discussing causes of Heart Palpitations, Spinal Misalignments are mentioned.

The article focuses on Dr. Martin Gallagher. He’s both an M.D. and a chiropractor, and he’s worked with a number of patients whose irregular heartbeats were improved with chiropractic adjustments.

This isn’t something that tends to get written up in medical literature, but it makes sense. Even slight misalignments in the spine can put pressure on your nerves, which stimulates the sympathetic nervous system to release adrenaline, cortisol, and other stress hormones. And stress, whether physical or emotional, can be a major cause of heart palpitations.

On its own, spinal misalignment isn’t as immediately dangerous as A-fib, MVP, or diastolic dysfunction. But it’s worth noting because the chronic stress it causes drives a lot of inflammation in the body. Too much inflammation speeds up the aging process and raises your risk for heart disease, insulin resistance, and other long-term degenerative conditions.

Surf to our Show Notes for the Full Article – https://heartmdinstitute.com/heart-health/when-to-worry-about-heart-palpitations/

 

 

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Think about it: if someone had found a way to manipulate human choice and free will – if someone actually had that kind of power – wouldn’t it be a tad surprising if they then decided to share their secret with the masses in a book for $20? Not to mention how it would be just very slightly unethical.”
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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.

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